COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus

About Us

COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, became functional on September 03, 2001. This campus established only with the 90 days of perpetual efforts of dynamic leadership. It was the visionary challenge of Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman, Former Minister for Science & Technology, to promote IT in the region. Furthermore, Dr. Haroon Rashid, Founding Director of this University, turned 308 canals of military-land into a masterpiece for services in education. The dedication of the faculty and staff, worked as an engine to provide academic options to the students. Phenomenal weather is also a plus for all. COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus has a motto “We aim to inspire”.

Departments & Programs

COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, opens admissions for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs bi-annually i.e. spring and fall intake. An applicant has to apply first through an online application portal or manually through visiting the admission office of the university. After a thorough assessment of all applications, the merit list of successful candidates is announced and admission offer letters are issued to them. After that, the candidate deposits his/her dues before the commencement of classes.

Selection Criteria for Undergraduate Programs
1. 12 years of relevant education or equivalent with 50% marks from an accredited educational institution.
2. Valid NTS score as per the policy of COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus.

Selection Criteria for Graduate Programs
1. 16 years of relevant education from an accredited educational institution, with minimum first division (Annual System) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Semester System) and no third division (Annual System) or ‘D’ grade (Semester System) throughout the academic career.
2. NTS GAT (General) with a minimum score of 50.

Selection Criteria for Postgraduate Programs
1. 18 years of relevant education with a thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with a thesis of 06 credit hours from an accredited educational institution, with 70% marks (Annual System) or CGPA 3.0/4.0 (Semester System) and no third division (Annual System) or ‘D’ grade (Semester System) throughout the academic career.
2. GRE (Subject) as per the policy of HEC or NTS GAT (Subject) with a minimum score of 60.

Department of Computer Sciences

Department of Computer Science at COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, equips its students with technical understanding and practical exposure. Faculty with high intellectual level and diverse experience in teaching the students and young professionals with a problem-solving approach. Students avail the opportunity to use fully furnished computer labs. Department has new research trends in Cloud Computing, Information Security System, Artificial Intelligence, Image & Language Processing, Communication, and Networking.

Computer Sciences (CS)
Telecommunication & Networking (NT)
Software Engineering (BSE)
Cyber Security

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at CUI, Abbottabad Campus, has existed for studying various disciplines of electrical and computer engineering. Its course content enables students to learn techniques to solve complex engineering problems. The department has modern laboratories and resources for practical understanding. It also introduces them with managerial and professional skills. The department has an inclination towards medical electronics, robotics, machine learning, and energy optimization.

Computer Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Power Engineering
Electrical Engineering

Department of Chemistry

Since 2008, Departement of Chemistry is offering excellent opportunities for the students to excel in chemical sciences. Students are also facilitated by modern labs and distinguished faculty. This department has many international recognitions and collaborations as well. Nowadays, the department is conducting research in the medical plantation, advanced methods of synthesis, forensic science, and environmental protection.


Department of Humanities

Humanities is an ancient field of study.  The Department of Humanities at CUI, Abbottabad Campus, is offering many courses related to social science, human behaviors, political values, and society. The department is run by highly qualified staff, teachers, researchers, and professionals. It also engages the students in various interactive talks, learning sessions, workshops, and seminars to improve their level of thinking and solution approach. The department itself is not offering any degree program, but responsible for teaching the following subjects to the students enrolled in professional programs.

Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences at CUI, Abbottabad Campus, is focusing on teaching the various courses of geosciences. Faculty members carry out the research due to the mountainous environment. Apart from academic activities, students and staff visit the various landscape of Pakistan to study the dynamics of the earth. The research focus is in the area of water resources, natural and synthetic hydrocarbons, and minerals.

Earth Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering

COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, newly started this department in April 2012. To get the accreditation from PEC, Department of Civil Engineering initially offered an undergraduate program for the students. In a short time span, it has met the expectations of both HEC & PEC. The curriculum is fine enough to meet the demands of engineering.

Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering

Department of Mathematics

Mathematics itself is a mature, analytical and complex subject. Department of Mathematics at CUI, Abbottabad Campus, is offering 80 courses. The distinguished faculty members teach the courses and conduct research in applied mathematics, fluid mechanics, relativity, and algebra. Since 2001, the department is leading in research productivity and holding many awards as well.


Department of Management Sciences

To raise business leaders, Department of Management Sciences at CUI is not only working to introduce the management skills in students but also playing a role to improve the standards of education. It has many industrial linkages as well. Highly qualified faculty members teach all the required subjects in good order and strengthen the personal traits of a student to cater to all the challenges the practical field. They are also conducting research in the corporate sector and incubation business models.

Business Administration (BA) ✔ (MBA 3.5 yrs) ✔ (MBO 1-1/2)
Accounting & Finance (A&F)
Management Sciences (MS)
Project Management (PM)
Banking and Finance (B&F)

Department of Environmental Sciences

To conduct interdisciplinary research, CUI established the Department of Environmental Sciences in 2004. Faculty members, researchers, and students actively are involved in dealing with environmental issues. The department is offering programs of live sciences also.

Environmental Sciences (ES)
Sustainable Water Sanitation, Health, and Development (SWSHD)

Department of Development Studies

To transfer the knowledge and skills regarding development, COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, started the Department of Development Studies in 2004. Students are being taught about micro and macro issues of development, globalization, socio-cultural changes. The curriculum also focuses on sustainable development of the region. All the courses and research activities are related to practical approaches along with special references to Pakistan.

ProgramsBS M.ScMS/M.PhilPh.D
Development Studies (DS)
Conflict, Peace & Developmental

Department of Pharmacy

Pakistan is at the cutting-edge of the pharmaceutical industry. Department of Pharmacy has been launched to produce qualified pharmacists by CUI, Abbottabad Campus. The main role is to provide better health care options for the general public. To meet the variations in healthcare delivery system, faculty and researcher are finding new ways for pharmaceutical education. Alumni of this department is providing their best services in industrial fields.



Every educational institution aims to invest in the professional and academic growth of students. There are always some bright students, who want to excel but the limited financial resource is the only stone in their path. In this regard, COMSATS Unversity Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, is assisted by numerous scholarships, internal and external fundings, financial aids and awards. Office of Development is established for the award and handling of these scholarships. It also appreciates and entertains the queries of talented but financially incapable students to promote learning and educational options.

1. NTS Need-Based Scholarship
2. HEC PAK-USAID Scholarship
3. Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF)
4. HEC Need-Based Scholarship
5. Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme (PMFRS)
6. Chief Minister’s Educational Endowment Fund (CMEEF)
7. Qarz-e-Hasna
8. PEC Scholarship
9. Benevolent Fund
10. ICT R&D Fund
11. Fauji Foundation Scholarship
12. HEC-French Need-Based Scholarship
13. HEC-German Need-Based Scholarship
14. Army Wards Scholarships
15. COMSATS Abbottabad Merit Scholarship (CAMS)
16. Kinship/Siblings Concession
17. Female Merit/Need-Based Scholarship
18. Merit-Based Scholarships for Dhamtour Students
19. Award for Board Position Holders
20. COMSATS Abbottabad Merit & Need-Based Scholarships (CAMNS)
21. Workers Welfare Board SNeed-Based
22. Need-Based Scholarships for Waziristan Agency’s Students

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Research & Development
University Ranking


COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, is a leading public sector institution in the field of research having 490 research publications having an impact factor of 851.755 as of the academic year 2018. Besides this, the university delivered 41 projects of grant PKR 139.78 Mn. 108 projects of PKR 301.79 Mn are in process. CUI also has updated research labs and centers. To merge the theoretical knowledge and field practices, it conducts workshops and conferences apart from the curriculum.


  1. COMSATS IT Center (CITC)
  2. CISCO Local Academy
  3. COMSATS Community Development Unit (CCDU)
  4. Drug Research Center
  5. Engineering Resource Center (ERC)
  6. High Mountain Research Center
  7. LiSCENT
  8. Student Startup Business Center (SSBC)


  1. Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT)
  2. Technomoot
  3. Project Exhibition (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
  4. Energy Materials & Nano Technology (EMNT)
  • Total enrollment : 5,530
  • No. of Departments : 11
  • No. of Programs : 42
  • Amazing Compass
  • Library
  • Residential Hostel
  • Industry focus learning
  • Flexible learning
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Teaching skills
Ranking = 131st
COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) ranked 131 in Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings

COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Abbottabad Campus organizes Technomoot annually. It is comprised of seven different activities organized for practitioners. EMCOT, CCIS, CSE, Vision ICT, Miles, S-Dev and Height are the activities under the umbrella of Technomoot.